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Cannas: Unknown cultivar but looking for a specific Canna

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podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2010
5:31 AM

Post #8003984

I have watched a beautiful row of blooming Cannas for 10 years now but when we went to the DRs office this year, it was gone. I would love to find a start of them but in researching have not found the same type.

These were:
dwarf ( about 2 1/2 ft tall)
pure green foliage
brilliant red blooms
delivering blooms all summer long

They looked patriotic and made me happy to see them. Can anyone suggest a cultivar I should search for? I have decided I need a start. LOL
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2010
8:32 AM

Post #8004299

Were the blooms large or small?
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2010
5:06 PM

Post #8005283

In comparison to the height of the plant, I thought the blooms were faily large but it could have been deceptive. I never stopped to look more closely. Do you have some thoughts on what I should shop for?
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 30, 2010
8:24 AM

Post #8006475

is it in an area where you can access the soil?? sometimes they don't always get all the tubers.

I snagged some plants this way in the median of the road!!!

podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2010
4:58 PM

Post #8007467

I wish... it is over 100 miles from home, on a major highway, in front of a business. DH already "knows" I'm loopy. If I got caught molesting the soil he would probably let me sit in out in jail. Think I'd rather make him buy them for me. Mind you, I am not above raiding green stuff. LOL
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 30, 2010
5:27 PM

Post #8007519

if it's in front of a biz... ASK THEM... ya just never never know!!! If it's county property...call them...without a pic..might be hard to pinpoint.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2010
5:34 PM

Post #8007535

Thanks for the thought. We just went by it this past Monday and I hope to not go that way for another year if I can help it. Will just spend my spare time shopping for Cannas and getting sidetracked by all other kinds of plants.

Does anyone recommend a good supplier of Cannas? Someone with a wide selection maybe?
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2010
12:44 PM

Post #8009137

could it have been 'President'?

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podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2010
6:00 PM

Post #8009673

That is pretty. The color seemed darker but I know reds can be deceptive. How tall is the 'President'?
Abutilon
Coal Center, PA
(Zone 6a)

August 1, 2010
5:54 AM

Post #8010428

'President' does not get too tall. It is over 2 1/2 ft. though.
But a lot of 'President' was diseased, which made it shorter.

Colour can be different in different climates, seasons, etc.
Or the ones you saw were something else.

'Tropical Red' comes to mind, also. Those are shorter than 'President', also with a large bloom.
But a lot of those carried disease, even from seed, and not seen much now.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2010
6:20 AM

Post #8010479

Another one to research ~ thank you. And that might explain why they disappeared. I will check the Tropical red out.

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